Scope: NWTTP support projects to overcome barriers that exist early in the translation pathway and thereby enable access to the next stage of research and funding.
Eligibility: Newcastle University and honorary staff members who are a named applicant on a recent Wellcome Trust grant
(excluding the Humanities and Social Science funding scheme)
Deadline: 28 March 2020
More information: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/research/wtrust/nwttp/
The Newcastle Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership (NWTTP) aims to increase Newcastle University’s translational activity and, by providing researchers with mentorship, support and expertise to advance the translation of scientific discoveries towards real world impact.
Purpose: Researchers are invited to work with the NWTTP to develop the early stage translation of Wellcome Trust funded research towards health benefit.
What is available: By engaging with the NWTTP, successful applicants will have access to:
- Early Translation Funding of up to £10K to test the feasibility of a project.
- An Expert Advisory Fund – to enable access to appropriate expertise to overcome specific barriers associated with translational research.
- A bespoke Translational Explorer Portfolio to include training, shadowing and placements to advance skills and knowledge of the commercial and translational pathway.
- Mentorship and Guidance by Translators in Residence and Translational Research Funding Development Managers.
- On completion of the above, successful applicants may be invited to prepare a proposal for Proof of Concept funding for a period of up to 12 months.
Scope: The aim is to support projects to overcome barriers that exist early in the translation pathway and thereby enable access to the next stage of research and funding. The intention is NOT to fund an entire project to adoption in a clinical or commercial setting. NWTTP will support a broad range of activities aimed at enabling translational research.
Eligibility: Applications are open to Newcastle University staff and honorary staff members. Round 1 will prioritise the translation of Wellcome Trust funded research and therefore to be eligible, applicants must be a named applicant on a recent Wellcome Trust grant(excluding the Humanities and Social Science funding scheme).
Future rounds may also consider high quality research with no current or recent Wellcome funding, but with a clear link to the Wellcome science remit.
To register interest in future rounds please email WTTranslationalpartnership@ncl.ac.uk
Application: Please email completed EOIs to WTTranslationalpartnership@ncl.ac.uk by 28 March 2020.
If you have any queries regarding the NWTTP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.